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Cops Called on 12-Year-Old for Mistakenly Cutting Someone's Lawn

His customer calls whole situation spurred by her neighbor 'ridiculous'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2018 9:50 AM CDT
Good luck to Reggie with his business!   (Getty Images/terminator1)

(Newser) – Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service is booming—and it's all because of a viral video made after the cops were called on the company's namesake. That would be 12-year-old Reginald Fields, who WEWS explains runs a summer landscaping business in Maple Heights, Ohio, that cuts people's lawns and cleans up their yards, tapping into his siblings and cousins for help. Some trouble arose recently, however, when Fields was mowing the lawn of Lucille Holt and mistakenly ended up on a portion of Holt's neighbor's lawn where the two yards overlap. Instead of informing Reggie of the mistake, the neighbor instead called the cops, Lt. Joe Mocsiran from the Maple Heights Police Department confirmed to Fox News. Holt was outraged, and posted a video on Facebook showing the kids working hard in her yard, as well as the parked police car. She called the whole situation "ridiculous."

"Who does that?" she says in the clip, before turning to one of the four children and telling him, "I'm so glad you're out here doing something positive." Mocsiran tells Fox no action was taken against the kids, and Reggie says the police never even talked to him or the other children. "[The neighbor] said I was cutting their grass," he tells WEWS. "I didn't know it." A silver lining in this story: Once Holt's video spread, Reggie—who Holt says started the business to raise extra money to help his mom, who cares for his disabled grandfather, per the Hill—started getting flooded with requests from other locals to tend to their lawns. Reggie says he'll invest whatever money he rakes in to buy more equipment for his business. "Just give me a call. I will be there. On time," he tells WEWS. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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